Lauderdale County Schools, Alabama
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- Budget information, including revenue information, is posted. Monthly check registers and financial statements are also available.
- Meeting minutes are posted along with a schedule; meeting agendas are not posted.
- The Board of Education members are listed, but no contact information is provided.
- Contact information for the Administrative officials is provided.
- Audits are posted.
- Employment procedures and applications are posted.
- Teacher and vendor contracts are not available. Vendor information can be found on the Alabama State website.
- No lobbyists are mentioned.
- There is no information about requesting public records.
- There is no information indicating the district's academic performance. The information can be found on the Alabama State Department of Education website.
- Background check policies and procedures is not provided.
Below are the school district board members:
|School board member|
|Mr. Ralph Thompson, Chairman|
|Mr. Joe Frank Fowler, Vice Chairman|
|Mr. Dan Beavers, Sr|
|Mrs. Barbara Cornelius|
|Mr. Terry Holden|
The current district superintendent is William Valentine.
Current Board of Education members include:
|Governor Bob Riley, President|
|Joseph B. Morton, State Superintendent of Education, Secretary and Executive Officer|
|Randy McKinney, Vice President||District 1||2nd||2013|
|Betty Peters||District 2||1st||2011|
|Stephanie Bell||District 3||2nd||2013|
|Dr Ethel H Hall, Vice President Emerita||District 4||2nd||2011|
|Ella B. Bell||District 5||2nd||2013|
|David F. Byers, Jr.||District 6||2nd||2011|
|Gary B. Warren||District 7||2013|
|Dr Mary Jane Caylor, President Pro Tem||District 8||2011|
The Lauderdale County School District 2011 proposed budget totals $80,519,533.00 in estimated expenditures, including $53,816,258.00 in expected state revenue, $5,044,194.00 in federal revenue, $3,777,472.53 in local revenue, $5,455,464.38 in local schools funds, $3,250,223.52 in sales tax revenue, $10,327,950.38 in district tax/operating reserves and $154,202.87 in other revenue.
The $80.6 million budget reflects 73% state appropriation funds, 15% local funds, and 12% federal funds with 85% of the budget dedicated to salaries and benefits.
The Alabama Department of Education's Student Assessment Program tests students K – 12 in core content areas of reading, mathematics, language, and science, including specialist populations such as special education students and limited English proficient students. 
The Alabama Accountability Program sets Annual Measurable Objectives for schools and school systems. To achieve Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) toward system goals, schools must score at or above the set objectives and have at least a 95% participation rate amongst students. Students are tested in reading and mathematics. A school that misses AYP in the same area for two consecutive years is identified as In Improvement.
AYP results for the State of Alabama and Lauderdale County Schools are noted below. Results for individual schools within each district can be accessed through the Accountability Reporting Query System on the Alabama State Department of Education website.
State of Alabama Reading Scores 2009-2010 - Percent of Students in Each Achievement Level
|Grade||Level I||Level II||Level III||Level IV|
State of Alabama Math Scores 2009-2010 - Percent of Students in Each Achievement Level
|Grade||Level I||Level II||Level III||Level IV|
Level I - Does Not Meet Academic Content Standards.
Level II - Partially Meets Academic Content Standards.
Level III - Meets Academic Content Standards.
Level IV - Exceeds Academic Content Standards.
State of Alabama AYP Results 2009-2010
|State of Alabama|
- Lauderdale County School District website
- Education.com - Lauderdale County School District
- SchoolTree.org - Lauderdale County
- Encyclopedia of Alabama - Lauderdale County
- Alabama State Department of Education official website
- ↑ About LCS
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Finance
- ↑ Meetings
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Board of Education
- ↑ Directory
- ↑ Employment-Documents
- ↑ ‘The Official Website of the State of Alabama’, State Procurement, September 2, 2010
- ↑ ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, Education Directory/Reports, September 2, 2010
- ↑ ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, State Board of Education, September 1, 2010
- ↑ 'Times Daily', School board considers new budget proposal, October 2, 2010
- ↑ ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, Assessment and Accountability, September 1, 2010
- ↑ ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, Accountability Overview, September 2, 2010
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 Alabama Department of Education, "Accountability Reporting," retrieved September 7, 2010
- ↑ ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, Accountability Reporting Query System, September 7, 2010
- ↑ 'Alabama Education Association', September 2, 2010
- ↑ 'National Education Association', September 2, 2010